20 km away with your freedom: A government servant who does not believe in concentrating power in government

Posted on December 20, 2012  /  1 Comments

It’s a rare government servant who does not believe that his prime directive is not that of giving all possible power to his government. Refreshing.

But Dr Ndemo had indicated he would not support the inclusion of internet in the ITU regulations even before he left the country for the conference.

“Why would we want to change anything? This period that ITU has not been regulating internet there have been tremendous innovations. ICANN (a multi-stakeholder arrangement) has worked very well in the past. You try to give your freedom on internet to ITU and by the time you wake up, government will be 20 km away with your freedom,” he said in an earlier interview.

Malawi and Gambia also refused to sign to the treaty.


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  1. Dr. Ndemo echoes Jomo Kenyatta, the father of Kenya: “When the Missionaries arrived, the Africans had the Land and the Missionaries had the Bible. They taught us how to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible.”